Tag: patient-provider relationship

Early Requests for Medication Refill: Difficult Conversations, Part VI

This is the sixth article in a series of eight articles by Ilene Robeck, M.D. regarding difficult conversations a primary care provider may have when dealing with patients with chronic pain. This series is meant to be a guide for primary care providers facing these situations.  Difficult situation #6: A patient requests a medication refill… Read more »

The Role of the Patient-Health Care Provider Relationship in Chronic Pain Management

The key to understanding patients’ needs for pain management is context. The tool to help achieve that understanding is communication. It is becoming more widely accepted that the Medical Home is an important foundation of effective and concerted medical care. Further, an effective relationship between health care providers in Primary Care (PCPs) and their patients is recognized as a critical… Read more »